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dc.contributor.authorBriesacher, Becky A.
dc.contributor.authorLimcangco, Rhonda
dc.contributor.authorGaskin, Darrell
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:22.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:28:04Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:28:04Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-06
dc.date.submitted2011-12-09
dc.identifier.citationHealth Care Financ Rev. 2003 Winter;25(2):63-76. <a href="https://www.cms.gov/HealthCareFinancingReview/Downloads/03winterpg63.pdf">Link to article on publisher's website</a>
dc.identifier.issn0195-8631 (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid15124378
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/36934
dc.description<p>At the time of publication, Becky Briesacher was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.</p>
dc.description.abstractThis study compared drug coverage and prescription drug use by race and Hispanic ethnicity for Medicare beneficiaries with three chronic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. We found that among beneficiaries without any drug coverage black persons and Hispanics used 10 to 40 percent fewer medications, on average, than white persons with the same illness, and spent up to 60 percent less in total drug costs. Having drug coverage somewhat lessened these differences although the effect was consistent with only M + C prescription benefits. Substantially lower medication use remained for dually eligible black beneficiaries and Hispanics with employer-sponsored drug benefits.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=15124378&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.subjectAfrican Americans
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectChronic Disease
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellitus
dc.subjectDrug Prescriptions
dc.subjectEuropean Continental Ancestry Group
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHealth Care Surveys
dc.subjectHealth Services Accessibility
dc.subjectHeart Diseases
dc.subjectHispanic Americans
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectHypertension
dc.subjectInsurance, Pharmaceutical Services
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMedicare
dc.subjectPatient Acceptance of Health Care
dc.subjectRegression Analysis
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factors
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectPrimary Care
dc.titleRacial and ethnic disparities in prescription coverage and medication use
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleHealth care financing review
dc.source.volume25
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1619&amp;context=meyers_pp&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/meyers_pp/321
dc.identifier.contextkey2396682
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T16:28:04Z
html.description.abstract<p>This study compared drug coverage and prescription drug use by race and Hispanic ethnicity for Medicare beneficiaries with three chronic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. We found that among beneficiaries without any drug coverage black persons and Hispanics used 10 to 40 percent fewer medications, on average, than white persons with the same illness, and spent up to 60 percent less in total drug costs. Having drug coverage somewhat lessened these differences although the effect was consistent with only M + C prescription benefits. Substantially lower medication use remained for dually eligible black beneficiaries and Hispanics with employer-sponsored drug benefits.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathmeyers_pp/321
dc.contributor.departmentMeyers Primary Care Institute
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
dc.source.pages63-76


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